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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Camejo Wins September G/90

Mauricio Camejo won Chess Mates September G/90, with 3.5/4.

Serge Adelson and Michael O'Connor tied for 2nd, as well as top U2100. Ramon Garcia earned the U2000 prize while Kesava Dhanasekaran and Claude Rainford shared U1400 honors.

There were 16 players in all.

Round 4 results, by board:

1. Camejo 1/2-1/2 Adelson
2. West 1-0 Macaspac
3. Pedersen 0-1 O'Connor
4. R. Garcia 1-0 Ghosh
5. K. Cohen 0-1 Dhanasekaran
6. Iyer 0-1 Rainford
7. L. Moreira 1-0 Gabriel Moreira (house player)

Zlbermintz: 1/2 point bye


Final Standings:

1. Camejo 3.5
= 2-3. Adelson, O'Connor 3.0
= 4-6. West, Zilbermintz, R. Garcia 2.5
= 7-9. Macaspac, Rainford, Dhanasekaran 2.0
= 10-11. Pedersen, Ghosh 1.5
= 12-14. K. Cohen, Iyer, L. Moreira 1.0

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wednesday G/90 - Round 3

3rd round results

Zilbermintz 0-1 Camejo
Adelson 0-1 1-0 West
Macaspac 1-0 Garcia
Ghosh 1/2-1/2 Pedersen
Iyer 0-1 O'Connor
Rainford 1/2-1/2Cohen
Dhanasekaran 1-0 L. Moreira

Acon and Arias withdrew. Their byes for rounds 1 and 2 were erased.

Standings, after round 3 of 4

1. Camejo 3.0
2. Adelson 2.5
= 3-5. Macaspac, Zilbermintz, O'Connor  2.0
= 6-9. West, Garcia, Pedersen, Ghosh 1.5
= 10-13. Cohen, Rainford, Dhanasekaran, Iyer 1.0
14. L. Moreira 0.0

4th round pairings, by board

1. Camejo-Adelson
2. West-Macaspac
3. Pedersen-O'Connor
4. Garcia-Ghosh
5.Cohen-Dhanasekaran
6. Iyer-Rainford
7. Moreira vs. house player

Zilbermintz: 1/2 point bye

post corrected 9/23 @ 8:59 p.m.

3-Way Tie In Dr. Machan Grand Prix

IM Ilye Figler, FM Boris Privman and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix.

Ari Minkov (1993) was 4th. Ramon Garcia (1906) & Michael O'Connor (1739) split the U2000 prize. Kevin Huang (1516) was the U1600 winner. U1250 honors went to Alexander Xue (1245 on the September supplement) and Darshan Patel (910).

Alexander Xue also scored the biggest upset. In round 1 he defeated Howard Weiss, who out-rated him by more than 700 points.

20 players participated.

Weiss Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Howard Weiss ended a 13-year absence from tournament chess by winning last Sunday's G/30 at Chess Mates.

Jennifer Acon was 2nd. Juan Jimenez and Kesava Dhanasekaran split the U1400 prize.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday Quad Results

Yesterday's G/45 Quad winners were, by section:

1 - FM Boris Privman (2298), NM Arthur Macaspac (2169) and Mauricio Camejo (2031)
2 - Fermin Arias (1924)
3 - Michael Berrios (1392) and Jose Mausisa (964)

G/90 Update

Our Wednesday G/90 now has 16 14 players as Serge Adelson, Ken Cohen, Claude Rainford, Jennifer Acon and Fermin Arias late-joined.

2nd round results

Garcia 1/2-1/2 West
O'Connor 0-1 Zilbermintz
Camejo 1-0 Iyer
Cohen 0-1 Adelson
Pedersen 1-0 L. Moreira
Rainford 0-1 Macaspac
Ghosh 1-0 Dhanasekaran

Acon & Arias received half-point byes

Standings, after round 2 of 4

= 1-2. Camejo, Zilbermintz 2.0
= 3-5. West, Garcia, Adelson 1.5
= 6-10. Macaspac, Pedersen, Acon, Arias, O'Connor, Ghosh, Iyer 1.0
= 11-12. Cohen, Rainford 0.5
= 13-14. L. Moreira, Dhanasekaran 0.0

3rd round pairings, by board

1. Zilbermintz-Camejo
2. Adelson-West
3. Macaspac-Garcia
4. Ghosh-Pedersen
5. Iyer-O'Connor
6. Rainford-Cohen
7. Dhanasekaran-Moreira
8. Acon-Arias

Our Friday G/90 has been canceled. Starting on 9/21 we will be running blitz tournaments every Friday night.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Temporary E-Mail Address

Because of the GoDaddy attack, our regular e-mail address isn't working.
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For now, please send emails to chessmatescorp@yahoo.com
Thanks for your patience during the outage.

Website Down After Hacker Attack On GoDaddy

Our website is down due to a hacker's attack on host GoDaddy.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the situation is beyond our control.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Acon & Pedersen Win G/30

Jennifer Acon and Roger Pedersen won today's G/30 with 2.5/3.

Privman Wins Saturday Tourney

FM Boris Privman won yesterday's G/40. Ramon Garcia tied for 2nd and received the U2000 prize.

Website's Calendar Is Back Online

Our website's calendar is back online after a publishing failure on Friday night. Thanks to those who alerted us.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday G/90 - Round 1

Chess Mates Wednesday G/90
September 5-26

Round 1

LM James West (2200) 1-0 Roger Pedersen (1927)
Michael O'Connor (1780) 1-0 NM Arthur Macaspac (2135)
Lev Zilbermintz (2054) 1-0 Raja Ghosh (1374 p)
Leonardo Moreira (1199 p*) 0-1 Mauricio Camejo (2094)
Ramon Garcia (1997) 1-0 Kesava Dhanasekaran (437 p)
Aditya Iyer (321 p*) 1-0 Juan Jimenez (983, house player)

Serge Adelson (1914): 1/2 point bye.

* = Rating from September supplement

Standings, after round 1 of 4

= 1-6. West, Camejo, Zilbermintz, Garcia, O'Connor, Iyer
7. Adelson 0.5
= 8-12. Macaspac, Pedersen, Ghosh, L. Moreira, Dhanasekaran 0.0

Round 2 Pairings (subject to change)

Garcia - West
O'Connor - Zilbermintz
Camejo - Iyer
Macaspac - Adelson
Pedersen - L. Moreira
Ghosh - Dhanasekaran

Sunday G/30 Results

Sam Barsky won the open section of our Sunday G/30. Runner-up Mauricio Camejo won the U2050 prize. There was a 3-way tie for 1st in the scholastic section.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday Quads Results

Yesterday's G/45 Quads attracted 16 players. Arthur Macaspac, Sam Barsky and Vladimir Polyakin tied for 1st in the top group. William Greif was clear winner in section 2.

Antoine Khan and Harpal Maini won section 3, which was run as an 8-player swiss. Karandeep Singh and Ramneek Singh split the U1200 prize.